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Vase: EC.58-1943

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 26 (Lower Marlay)


Factory: Plymouth Porcelain Manufactory




Hard-paste porcelain vase, decorated with insects and exotic birds in polychrome enamels.

Hard-paste porcelain vase, painted in red, yellow, green, blue, purple and brown onglaze enamels, and gilt. The slender baluster vase stands on a stepped base with a ground footring, with a short neck and flared mouth. It is painted with a continuous scene of exotic birds in a park, with a large butterfly and moth above, and pendant floral garlands below, with a band of gilt rocaillerie around the shoulders.


History note: Bought from The Radford Collection Sale, the Property of Mrs Radford, Lested Lodge, Well Walk, Hampstead, Sotheby's, 4th November 1943, lot 178, £44.00

Legal notes

Bought from Sotheby's through the Leverton Harris Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 17.5 cm
Width: 10.0 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Plymouth ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1943) by Sotheby's


18th Century
George III
Circa 1768 CE - 1770 CE

School or Style


Components of the work

Decoration composed of enamels gold

Materials used in production

Hard-paste porcelain

Techniques used in production

Glazing (coating) : Hard-paste porcelain painted in red, yellow, green, blue, purple and brown onglaze enamels, and gilt

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: EC.58-1943
Primary reference Number: 40483
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 20 July 2016 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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